Cheap flights from Melbourne to Chennai

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The best prices from Melbourne to Chennai are usually found in August or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Tuesday or Friday and return on a Thursday

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Melbourne (MEL) to Chennai (MAA)

MEL - MAA
Price
$603 - $1,248
MAA
Temperature
29 - 38 °C
MAA
Rainfall
15 - 374 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 39% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Average price

$681

Average for round-trip flights in February 2021

Round-trip from

$603

From Melbourne to Chennai

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Chennai?

It’s generally more expensive to depart on a Monday, if you have to leave on this day you can still search on Cheapflights to find great options that meet your needs.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Chennai?

To save on the cost of your flight from Melbourne to Chennai, book at least 42 days before your planned departure. Booking around this time can save you about 23% on the cost of this flight compared to booking a flight leaving this week. We have found prices from $932 if you need a flight within two weeks. For flights within the next 72 hours, you can find tickets from as low as $1,053.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Chennai?

May is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chennai from Melbourne. Prices for May average $789 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $549. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a May flight can save you 65% on your journey compared to booking in May

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Chennai (MEL - MAA)?

When flying from Melbourne to Chennai, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 11% versus a flight in the afternoon.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Chennai in February, March 2021

24 Feb - 3 Mar
$9,893pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
24 Feb - 3 Mar
$9,998pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
24 Feb - 3 Mar
$10,113pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Chennai 2021 flight deals

19 Nov - 22 Nov
$1,072pp
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
19 Nov - 21 Nov
$1,077pp
MEL
Melbourne
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Singapore Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne
14 Dec - 18 Jan
$1,103pp
MEL
Melbourne
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Malaysia Airlines
 
1 STOP
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Chennai from Melbourne

17:45 - 20:50
Qatar Airways
1 stop
32h 35m
MEL - MAA
Qatar Airways
$1,043
qatarairways.com
15:45 - 14:20
Multiple Airlines
2 stops
52h 05m
MEL - MAA
Multiple Airlines
$1,244
Flyus
11:00 - 20:25
Etihad Airways
2 stops
38h 55m
MEL - MAA
Etihad Airways

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Chennai

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Chennai for under $1,261 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Chennai for under $1,261. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,189, but on average you can expect to pay $1,493.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from Melbourne to Chennai are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Malaysia Airlines, Scoot, and SriLankan Airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

Are there direct flights from Melbourne to Chennai for under $1,135 on Cheapflights?

There are no direct flights from Melbourne to Chennai, but Cheapflights can provide you with all the information you need to find the fastest route with the fewest stops.

How popular is this flight route?

Flights from Melbourne to Chennai have been viewed 11,067 times in the past calendar month.

Does it rain more in Melbourne or Chennai?

In Melbourne, there will be same rainfall in Melbourne compared to Chennai over the next 9 days.

Is Melbourne weather warmer or cooler than Chennai?

Expect the weather to be around 38 °C on average in May. As the temperature peaks, try to get your plans done early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. The climate in Chennai is generally hotter than in Melbourne.

How long does is the flight from Melbourne to Chennai?

Airlines like Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines fly from Melbourne to Chennai in about 21h 10m. The time it takes to get you to your destination can typically vary by up to 7h 35m. This flight may include one or multiple stops.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Melbourne to Chennai return?

Currently priced at $1,227, Singapore Airlines will fly you from Melbourne to Chennai and back. In addition to Singapore Airlines, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Check Cheapflights for deals on Cathay Pacific for as low as $1,582.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to Chennai one-way?

The cheapest airline one-way is Qatar Airways, with whom users have recently found tickets for as low as $1,026. Check flights for Etihad Airways, as they currently have the next best price.

Alternative routes for Melbourne to Chennai

Destination information for Chennai

Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₹57
Average temperature for February in Chennai
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for February in Chennai
15.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Airports servicing Chennai

Top 10 airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai

Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Qantas Airways
$375 $594 No cancel fee 74%
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Scoot
$370 $681 No cancel fee N/A
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Air India
$515 $715 No cancel fee N/A

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Air India. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Malaysia Airlines
$459 $741 No cancel fee 67%
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Virgin Australia
$544 $754 No cancel fee 80%
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SriLankan Airlines
$513 $766 No cancel fee 68%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by SriLankan Airlines. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Thai Airways
$465 $777 No cancel fee 77%
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Cathay Pacific
$536 $790 No cancel fee 72%
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Singapore Airlines
$518 $842 No cancel fee 81%
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Etihad Airways
$606 $874 No cancel fee 75%
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